Source: Free Malaysia Today
Former leader accuses Lim Guan Eng of witch-hunting to divert attention of his own wrong doings in the party
A former DAP grassroots leader has advised Lim Guan Eng not to jump the gun to weed out his detractors, and wait for the party’s re-election held last month be given recognition by the Registrar of Societies (ROS).
The DAP’s former Selangor publicity chief Tan Tuan Tat also called on Lim to stop his media tales to create a false innocent guy game.
Tan said that Lim and others should know by now that without ROS’ recognition, the position of those elected to the central executive committee (CEC) was still in abeyance.
The DAP held its re-election in a special congress on Sept 29 after the ROS nullified its earlier internal polls held in Penang on Dec 15, 2012 due to allegations of massive irregularities by members.
Pointing this out, Tan said Lim should realise that since last December to-date the party does not have a legitimate leadership due to absence of ROS’ recognition.
Thus, he said Lim was wrong to start his own witch-hunting spree to divert attention and create a false impression and public perception that all laws pertaining to organisations and ROS were against the DAP.
“Lim should be patient and wait for recognition by ROS before he can actually launch his Gestapo-style Ops Cantas to weed out critics within and outside the party,” rebuked Tan today.
He was commenting on Lim’s announcement that the DAP had adopted a two-pronged strategy to wage war against the Barisan Nasional-controlled media and its own members who were allegedly sabotaging and destroying the party.
Describing them as those who wear “the rocket badges but have BN hearts”, Lim said the party’s national organising secretary Anthony Loke and legal bureau head Gobind Singh Deo will execute the task.
Tan said he believed that the DAP’s prominent leaders, especially those with legal knowledge, should by now hold Lim solely responsible for the party’s election fiasco.
Re-election in haste
He pointed out that on Aug 17, party national chairman Karpal Singh disclosed that the re-election shall be held within 10-weeks; somewhere in November in accordance to the party’s constitution.
Indeed, he said the ROS had also reminded the DAP to conduct their re-election in a national congress with a 10-week notice period to all branches.
However, he said the DAP pushed on to hold the re-election on Sept 29 though everyone knew it was against the party’s constitution.
Thus, instead of blaming everyone else, he said Lim should ask whether he had done anything seriously detrimental to the party’s interests.
“Lim should touch his heart and reflect himself on the mirror.
“Lim should reveal on who actually insisted to hold the re-election on an unconstitutional date.
“He should question himself whether his actions and wrongdoings were the main causes for the current quandary,” said Tan, the former Taman Seri Sungai Pelek branch chief.
He also said that Lim should know that party members have resorted to the media and ROS to speak out their minds, due to the frustration of being denied the rights to raise issues at party conventions and congresses.